The status quo "is not an option" for Scottish education in a review of how schools are run, ministers have said.
A suspended vote on a possible second Scottish independence referendum will take place next Tuesday, Holyrood has confirmed.
Scottish ministers appear to have rejected calls to increase child benefit, saying such a move would see less than a third of the money spent go to families struggling with poverty.
A Holyrood vote expected to back Nicola Sturgeon's calls for a second Scottish independence referendum has been put on hold following the terror attack in Westminster.
The Scottish Government is being urged to adopt new targets for cutting emissions that are "considerably more stretching" to help global efforts to tackle climate change.
The Scottish Government has no plans to introduce a ban on hijabs or other veils, ministers have said.
Scottish Labour has pledged to build 16,000 new homes, a dozen new schools and crack down on holiday lets as part of its manifesto for Edinburgh ahead of the council elections.
Scotland’s place in the European Union (EU) was “jeopardised” by campaigners who fought to keep Scotland in the UK, the First Minister has said.
The timing of a second independence referendum should not be determined by what is "convenient" for Theresa May, Scotland's First Minister has said.
Alex Salmond has denied calling the 2014 Scottish independence referendum "once in a lifetime" - despite video evidence proving that he did.
Calls for a second independence referendum would be "against the majority wishes", the Scottish Conservative leader has said.
Oil and gas experts have warned that North Sea investment and jobs are at stake amid the prospect of a second referendum on Scottish independence.
Holyrood Health Secretary Shona Robison has insisted Scots have the right to choose independence as an alternative to Brexit, as she warned quitting the European Union would threaten the future of the NHS.
Support for Scottish independence is lower than in 2014, according to a new poll conducted in the days after Nicola Sturgeon announced her intention to push for a second referendum.
Nicola Sturgeon has issued an open invitation to UK residents "appalled" at the behaviour of the Westminster Government to move to Scotland and be part of an " outward-looking, compassionate country".
A ground-breaking scheme that allows teenagers to do apprenticeships while still at school is set for a massive expansion, Education Secretary John Swinney has announced.
Nicola Sturgeon has announced £36 million of loans for digital skills training for Scottish businesses as part of a drive to improve economic productivity.
Gordon Brown has called for Holyrood to be handed a raft of new powers after Brexit as part of a "third option" which he believes could unite the country.
The education secretary has pledged 5,000 apprentice places for Scottish schoolchildren by the end of 2019.
An independent Scotland would not inherit UK military assets, the SNP's defence spokesman said yesterday in a major policy U-turn.
Nicola Sturgeon has not ruled out staging a second Scottish independence referendum without the consent of Westminster as she said "various options" are open.
Pro-union activists gatecrashed the SNP party conference in Aberdeen today to unveil their new 'Referendumb' campaign poster.
The people of Scotland “will not be denied their say” on independence by Westminster, Angus Robertson declared as he opened the SNP conference.
SNP depute leader Angus Robertson has said "Scotland's referendum is going to happen", despite the "Tory arrogance" of Theresa May.
The mounting storm over a second Brexit referendum heads to Aberdeen today as the SNP gathers for its spring conference.
The Prime Minister has rejected Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second independence referendum, saying "now is not the time".
Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed the Scottish Government is looking into offering free personal care to under-65s with conditions such as dementia.
Hospitality bosses across the north-east breathed a sigh of relief last night after learning they are in line to share a business rates reprieve.
Petition to block second independence vote passes 100,000 signatures as north-east rushes to sign up
A petition calling for MPs to block a second vote on Scottish independence has surpassed 100,000 signatures.
Ministers have dropped their plans to create an ID database which critics argued was a precursor to an ID card.
Support for Scottish independence is higher than ever before but the "potentially divisive" issue of the European Union may make it difficult for nationalists to win a second referendum, according to a new report.
Pro-union activists are to stage a day of campaigning across Scotland in the wake of Nicola Sturgeon's independence referendum announcement.